Michael Kevin Baldwin (Actor/Director/Teacher/Playwright)
Michael Kevin Baldwin is the Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director of The Sharon Playhouse. He has performed in dozens of productions on the Playhouse stage, most recently as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite acting credits include playing Tony Whitcomb in Shear Madnessat The Kennedy Center and The Notary in The Barber of Sevilleat The Metropolitan Opera. Michael has taught at The Brearley School, Hunter College High School, Skidmore College, Ghost Light Theater Camp, TADA NYC, SOAR, and The Falls Village Children's Theater. Michael has conducted masterclasses and delivered speeches all over the country, most notably serving as a keynote speaker for The Educational Theatre Association's "Theater in our Schools" initiative. Michael received a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Sociology from Skidmore College and a Master's Degree in Education from The City College of New York.
Amber Cameron (Actor/Teacher/Choreographer)
Amber has been a professional dancer since moving to NYC from Seattle, WA in 2001 and has been fortunate to have toured nationally with CATS, Crazy For You, and Funny Girl.She has also performed for 7 years as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and many other cities across the U.S. Amber has a BA from the University of Washington, is an ABT® Certified Teacher, and trains at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. Since moving to Northwest CT in 2009, she has performed in theaters across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Amber has taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Musical Theater to dancers of all ages as well as choreographing productions for Housatonic Regional Valley High School, The Hotchkiss School, and The Taft School.
Sarah Cuoco (Actor/Teacher/Choreographer)
Sarah has been a dance teacher and choreographer for the past 16 years, with a focus on Ballet and Jazz. Growing up the “ballet teacher’s daughter”, Sarah has spent her whole life observing and learning this art. Her training began with Gail Gerber of Les Grands Ballets Des Canadiens, and the Nutmeg School of Ballet. Sarah has taught at The Ballet School (Lakeville, CT), The Studio (Amenia, NY), and was a sub for Lara Luzim at PMT (New York, NY). While living in New York City, Sarah continued her training at Broadway Dance Center and PMT. Sarah is a certified bodyART instructor and holds a teacher certificate from the National Dance Institute founded by Jacques D’Amboise.
Andrus Nichols (Actor/Teacher)
Andrus Nichols is an award winning actress, arts leader, and community builder. She has been recognized by numerous organizations in multiple cities across the country for her work on stage, including: Helen Hayes, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, The OBIES, The IRNES, Eliot Norton, Off-Broadway Alliance, Broadway World, and The Jeff Awards. She was the Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Off Broadway company, Bedlam, where she originated many roles including the title role in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, which she performed over 500 times in theatres up and down the East coast. She worked with Ivo Van Hove on the National Tour of the Young Vic production of A View From The Bridge which played at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA, The Kennedy Center in DC, and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Her most recent film project, South Mountain, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Andrus has a BA in Comparative Literature from Bard College, and a Masters of Social Welfare from SUNY Albany. She is the Artistic Director of The Coop: www.thecoopnyc.org